New Americot cotton variety leads way in trials

• AM 1511 B2RF is a Bollgard II, Roundup Ready Flex variety that features a staple range of 36-37, strength 29-30 and micronaire 4.4-4.8.

Americot, Inc.’s new cotton variety, AM 1511 B2RF out-yields commonly planted varieties in university variety trials (OVTs) and in growers’ fields. 

“In extensive Mid-South OVTs, for example, AM 1511 B2RF out-performed the four most planted cotton varieties by a yield advantage ranging from 40.2 pounds to 101.5 pounds,” says Americot General Manager Terry Campbell. 

“In 80 OVT trials, our new variety averaged 1,399 pounds per acre. We are so excited about this variety that I want 1,000 Mid-South cotton farmers each to plant 10 bags of it. In addition to the yield advantage, they will see excellent fiber quality, outstanding gin turnout and excellent seedling vigor.

“We’ve seen the same stellar performance in the Southeast OVTs.  In that region, AM 1511 B2RF out-performed the four most planted Southeast cotton varieties by a yield advantage ranging from 66.9 pounds to 219.5 pounds.”

Mid-South and Southeast growers who tried AM 1511 B2RF in 2011 also reported similar on-farm results. Bishop Whitley, a Craighead County, Ark., cotton farmer, said AM 1511 B2RF averaged more than 1,500 pounds per acre — and 2011 was a tough year.  

And Wes Woodard, who farms near Darlington, S.C., said AM 1511 B2RF averaged more than two bales per acre. He farmed it dryland and feels if he had caught a couple of rains, the variety would have made even more. 

Both growers say the Americot variety graded well.

AM 1511 B2RFis a Bollgard II, Roundup Ready Flex variety that features a staple range of 36-37, strength 29-30 and micronaire 4.4-4.8. This medium maturity variety is a medium- to-tall plant and is a semi-smooth leaf cotton.

AM 1511 B2RF has excellent seedling vigor and provides proven Fusarium wilt tolerance and moderate Verticillium wilt tolerance.

“Based on AM 1511 B2RF’s outstanding performance in OVT tests the last two years, we have received calls from specialists and consultants across the Cotton Belt wanting to make sure we will have the variety available this year,” Campbell says.  “The answer is, ‘yes.’  We have a good supply for 2012.”

For more information on NexGen brand and Americot brand cotton products, call 888-678-7333 or go to www.americot.com.

 

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